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Adobe® Premiere Pro® CS6 Classroom in a Book®

Book Description

Those creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 choose Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 19 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Premiere Pro CS6. Readers learn to take a project from beginning to end where they’ll get the basics on things like organizing media, using audio, creating transitions, producing titles, and adding effects. Once they have the basics down, they'll learn how to take their projects further by sweetening and mixing sound, compositing the footage, adjusting color, using multicamera editing techniques, authoring DVDs, and much more.

This completely revised CS6 edition covers new features, including the Warp Stabilizer effect for stabilizing uneven, shaky footage. Powerful new trimming techniques are explored in detail and an entire chapter covers the new expanded multicamera editing features. The new interface in Adobe Premiere Pro 6 offers many new capabilities to the editor who needs quick results and this book covers the workflows required to get the job done. Best of all, the companion DVD includes lesson files so readers can work step-by-step along with the book.
“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” —Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

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Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. eBook Readers: Find Your Lesson Files
  4. Contents
  5. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Installing Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
    4. Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 trial
    5. Optimizing performance
    6. Copying the lesson files
    7. Relinking the lesson files
    8. How to use these lessons
    9. Additional resources
    10. Adobe certification
    11. Checking for updates
  6. 1. Touring Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
    1. Getting started
    2. Nonlinear editing in Adobe Premiere Pro
    3. Expanding the workflow
    4. Touring the Adobe Premiere Pro interface
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  7. 2. Setting Up a Project
    1. Getting started
    2. Setting up a project
    3. Setting up a sequence
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  8. 3. Importing Media
    1. Getting started
    2. Importing assets
    3. Working with the Media Browser
    4. Importing images
    5. The media cache
    6. Capturing from videotape
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  9. 4. Organizing Media
    1. Getting started
    2. The Project panel
    3. Working with bins
    4. Organizing media with content analysis
    5. Monitoring footage
    6. Modifying clips
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  10. 5. Essentials of Video Editing
    1. Getting started
    2. Using the Source Monitor
    3. Navigating the Timeline
    4. Essential editing commands
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  11. 6. Working with Clips and Markers
    1. Getting started
    2. Program Monitor controls
    3. Controlling resolution
    4. Using markers
    5. Using Sync Lock and Track Lock
    6. Finding gaps in the Timeline
    7. Moving clips
    8. Extracting and deleting segments
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  12. 7. Adding Transitions
    1. Getting started
    2. What are transitions?
    3. Edit points and handles
    4. Adding video transitions
    5. Using A/B mode to fine-tune a transition
    6. Adding audio transitions
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  13. 8. Advanced Editing Techniques
    1. Getting started
    2. Four-point editing
    3. Retiming clips
    4. Replacing clips and footage
    5. Nesting sequences
    6. Regular trimming
    7. Advanced trimming
    8. Trimming in the Program Monitor panel
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  14. 9. Putting Clips in Motion
    1. Getting started
    2. Adjusting the Motion effect
    3. Changing clip position, size, and rotation
    4. Working with keyframe interpolation
    5. Using other motion-related effects
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  15. 10. Multicamera Editing
    1. Getting started
    2. The multicamera process
    3. Creating a multicamera sequence
    4. Switching multiple cameras
    5. Finalizing multicamera editing
    6. Additional multicamera editing tips
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  16. 11. Editing and Mixing Audio
    1. Getting started
    2. Setting up the interface to work with audio
    3. Examining audio characteristics
    4. Adjusting audio volume
    5. Adjusting audio gain
    6. Normalizing audio
    7. Creating a split edit
    8. Adjusting audio levels in a sequence
    9. Working with the Audio Mixer
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  17. 12. Sweetening Sound
    1. Getting started
    2. Sweetening sound with audio effects
    3. Adjusting EQ
    4. Applying effects in the Audio Mixer
    5. Cleaning up noisy audio
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  18. 13. Adding Video Effects
    1. Getting started
    2. Working with effects
    3. Keyframing effects
    4. Effects presets
    5. Frequently used effects
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  19. 14. Color Correction and Grading
    1. Getting started
    2. Color-oriented workflow
    3. An overview of color-oriented effects
    4. Fixing exposure problems
    5. Fixing color balance
    6. Special color effects
    7. Creating a look
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  20. 15. Exploring Compositing Techniques
    1. Getting started
    2. What is an alpha channel?
    3. Using compositing in your projects
    4. Working with the Opacity effect
    5. Working with alpha-channel transparencies
    6. Color keying a greenscreen shot
    7. Using mattes
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  21. 16. Creating Titles
    1. Getting started
    2. An overview of the Titler window
    3. Video typography essentials
    4. Creating titles
    5. Stylizing text
    6. Working with shapes and logos
    7. Making text roll and crawl
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  22. 17. Managing Your Projects
    1. Getting started
    2. The Project menu
    3. Using the Project Manager
    4. Final project management steps
    5. Importing projects or sequences
    6. Managing collaboration
    7. Managing your hard drives
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  23. 18. Exporting Frames, Clips, and Sequences
    1. Getting started
    2. Overview of export options
    3. Exporting single frames
    4. Exporting a master copy
    5. Working with Adobe Media Encoder
    6. Exchanging with other editing applications
    7. Recording to tape
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  24. Index
  25. Production Notes
    1. Team Credits
  26. Contributors
  27. Learn by Video
    1. Titles
  28. Add Pages
  29. 19. Authoring DVDs with Adobe Encore
    1. Getting started
    2. Overview of DVD authoring in Adobe Encore
    3. Adding Adobe Encore chapter markers to the Timeline
    4. Creating an Autoplay DVD
    5. Creating a menu DVD
    6. Previewing the DVD
    7. Creating a Blu-ray Disc
    8. Exporting DVD projects for the Web
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  30. Where are the Lesson Files?